Four Principles for Ordinary People In Ministry

Four Principles for Ordinary People In Ministry

God has always used regular ordinary people to do great things. He used anxious people and depressed people, he used hesitant people, arrogant people, and busybodies and tightwads, he used liberals and conservatives, scared people and broken people. The more ordinary...
3 Ways Satan Attacks the Families of Church Leaders

3 Ways Satan Attacks the Families of Church Leaders

For the past several decades, I’ve seen example after example of pastors and church staff members and volunteer ministry leaders being forced to leave ministry because of a breakdown in their family. Church leaders come with a target on their back. Satan knows that if...
Creating a Culture of Trust

Creating a Culture of Trust

Creating a Culture of Trust on your team is critical if you want to lead it with success. Whether we’re talking about leading your staff team, a team of volunteers, or even your family, you will not get very far without trust. In this video, I look at what...
Dealing With Criticism

Dealing With Criticism

When you’re a leader, criticism goes with the territory.  I get a lot of hate mail. I feel it every time. With the internet – it’s easy for people to take shots and hide behind a keyboard. When you lead in the church in any capacity, you will have to handle criticism...
How to Set Your Volunteers Free

How to Set Your Volunteers Free

At the time of writing this, we (in the US) just celebrated Independence Day. The idea of “freedom” got me to thinking about how to set volunteer leaders free to lead. You might ask, “Why is it important for volunteers to feel the freedom to lead?” A proper...
A Key Antidote to Ministry Discouragement

A Key Antidote to Ministry Discouragement

Spiritual discouragement is nothing new for those in ministry leadership. Prominent Christian leaders through history have famously dealt with doubt, discouragement, and depression. St John of the Cross is credited with coining the term the ‘Dark Night,” which has...